U.S. Justice Department Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers for Election Interference

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted twelve Russians for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The charges were announced by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein Friday in Washington, D.C. The twelve individuals identified in the indictment were all officers in Russian security services. They worked for the Russian military intelligence services, the Main Intelligence Directorate […]

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Overwhelming Demand Shuts Down Build-A-Bear Promotion

Stuffed teddy bear retailer Build-A-Bear’s was forced to shut a promotion down early after an overwhelming response. On Thursday, Build-A-Bear implemented a “Pay Your Age Day” event: customers could purchase one of their stuffed animals and only pay their age. The fee for adults was capped as well, at $29. Regular price for one of […]

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Jury Awards $4.14B in J&J Talc Powder Case

A jury in St. Louis has awarded twenty-two plaintiffs $550 million in damages in a lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson. The suit alleged asbestos contained in the company’s talcum powder gave the plaintiffs cancer. The jury also awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages. According to the plaintiffs, the company’s powder caused ovarian […]

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Reunifications for Children Under 5 Complete Administration Says

The Trump administration has successfully reunited all eligible immigrant children under the age of 5 it was announced today. The heads of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice issued a joint statement this morning making the declaration. “Dedicated teams at the Departments of Health and Human Services, […]

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Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Information

A former employee of Apple has been charged in federal court with stealing company secrets, authorities say.  The charges were first reported by The Mercury News. Xiaolang Zhang, a hardware engineer, was charged in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. He was arrested while trying to board a last-minute flight to China at San […]

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Game Show’s Grand Prize: Paying Off Your Student Loans

There is a total of $1.3 trillion of outstanding student debt in the U.S. right now. Nearly 44 million Americans carry some debt from tuition related expenses. The average student now carries $37,000 in debt. A new game show hopes to alleviate those obligations by doing something novel: paying them off. “Paid Off,” a show […]

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Is the U.S. Army Quietly Discharging Immigrants?

Individuals who enlisted in the army through a program that expedited their citizenship have been quietly discharged in recent weeks leading to speculation that the Trump administration is slowly revoking their status in addition to having suspended the program in recent months. The story was first reported by The Associated Press. Former President George W. […]

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U.S. Government Creates De-Naturalization Task Force

The government agency responsible for granting citizenship to immigrants has created a task force to strip those individuals of their citizenship. The group, a so-called denaturalization task force, has as its aim stripping individuals who are found to have lied on their citizenship documents of their legal status. Specifically, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director […]

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Arrests on the Border Down 18% Because of Zero Tolerance, Administration Says

Illegal border crossings were down 18% in June compared with May according to the Department of Homeland Security. The agency credits its zero-tolerance policy for the drop in migration numbers. “Following the implementation of the Administration’s zero-tolerance policy, the June 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers declined by 18 percent when compared to the previous month,” […]

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